Listen Up! Northwest is a collaboratively produced radio magazine featuring stories of communities in action throughout the Northwest. Each broadcast highlights the work of skilled community radio producers and artists from our region, including Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
Listen Up! Northwest program 20 features stories about civil rights.
* Billie Holliday's "Strange Fruit" addressed southern racial
violence decades before the civil rights activities of the 50s and
60s. (Yuko Kodama, KBCS Seattle)
* The co-founder of the Seattle Black Panther Party describes the local impact of Martin Luther King's assassination. (Oneda Harris, KBCS Seattle)
* The largest student walkout in the history of the US took place in Los
Angeles, suppported by the Brown Berets. Listen to an interview with one
of the founders of this organization (Carlos Chavez, KBOO Portland)
* A Portland artist tackles issues of racism and reparations through innovative street performance (damali ayo and Dmae Roberts, Portland)